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Rev turns DJ for special Christmas Day carols radio show

A REV turned DJ for a special Christmas show to be broadcast today (December 25).

The Rector of St John’s Church in Yeovil, Rev James Dudley-Smith, selected a selection of his favourite Christmas carols for a Radio Ninesprings Christmas Day special.

In the hour-long show, James features performances by the Choir of Kings College Cambridge, Nat King Cole and, surprisingly perhaps, a Christmas song by the great Bob Dylan.

“I wanted the programme to be a mix of contemporary and traditional carols and couldn’t leave out Dylan,” he said.

“I’ve been a lifelong fan and only recently discovered he recorded an album of Christmas music in 2009.

“He was 67 at the time, and although his voice is not quite the same, there is still something magical about his singing.”

Station manager, Steve Haigh, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of the year in the Church, and we are grateful to James for finding the time to record this one-hour special of carols for the enjoyment of our listeners.”

‘My Favourite Christmas Carols’, with Rev James Dudley-Smith, can be heard on Radio Ninesprings Day between 8am and 9am, and again between 7pm and 8pm, on Christmas Day.

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